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TAURUS - "I HAVE, THEREFORE I AM."
Mercury is in Taurus from March 19, 2023 until April 3, 2023. Mercury stands for the intellect, common sense, cold reason, commerce and business. Its qualities are fluidity and versatility. Its position and aspects tell us about our communication and learning habits and our modes of thinking. The house that Mercury occupies in your Natal Chart is where these characteristics will manifest the most.
Here is a nice little piece of Mercury trivia for you. Mercury will never be more than one Sun Sign away from the Sun. This means someone who has their Sun in Taurus, will have their Mercury within 1 Sun Sign on either side of Taurus or it will be in the sign of Taurus. This means there are only three possibilities that an Taurus Sun Sign individual might have their Mercury in -- Mercury in Aries, Mercury in Taurus or Mercury in Gemini. This helps you guess someone's Mercury even if you don't know their exact birthdate but you know their Sun Sign. You can pretty much rule out Mercury in the opposite sign (Scorpio) or the four signs on each side Scorpio (Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) and (Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra).
Mercury in the sign of Taurus places importance on traditional knowledge. This Mercury placement learns in a slow, methodical and hands-on manner. Mercury in Taurus sticks to old ideas and may have some fear or just a flat out refusal having to learn anything new as it is one of the four (4) fixed signs who refuses to change or change their position - Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Note that Taurus and Scorpio are opposite signs as well as Leo and Aquarius are opposite signs. Further, all four (4) signs square the next sign. Taurus squares Leo, Leo squares Scorpio, Scorpio squares Aquarius and Aquarius squares Taurus.
Mercury in Taurus produces a mind that is patient and practical. Thinking is often conservative, and thought processes are often fixed and unwavering. There is a likelihood of learning from experiences rather than from formal training. The power of concentration is absolutely outstanding.
Thinking and decision-making is based upon that which is practical, material and surrounded by common sense. Many will consider those born under Mercury in Taurus as a "slow-poke" when it comes to mental matters and communicating ideas. Mercury in Taurus is slow to form opinions because much thought is put into questions before rendering an answer, and does not like to be rushed into giving an answer.
This is a very materialistic sign, which can only think about having, not not having. There are the have's and have not's and Taurus energy never thinks of not having, only having.
Thinking and considering is done slowly under this transit as you may be hearing a lot of, "Well let me think about it." or "Let me get back to you on that." A lot of time is given to plotting and plodding out a decision. While some of us more fast moving individuals might be saying, "OMGosh, yes or no!!!"
Mercury in Taurus is the individual who needs to order from the menu and takes FOREVER to do it, even if they have been to the restaurant a hundred times. The server will have to come back a couple of times when a person with this transit is sitting at the table.
Everything is taken into account, including those of the senses - smell, taste, ambiance, who is going to be there, what time, what should I wear, will there be music. It's a little too much consideration to make a decision but that's Mercury in Taurus for ya'.
This placement excels in handling financial matters and is very dependable in managing money. This placement also has a shrewd business mind and a natural inclination toward management of resources.
Often this position marks a degree of mental stubbornness and steadfastness, but it is more like everything else has been considered, so the mind has been made up after much consideration. Once the mind is made up, it is not likely to be changed or open to hear differing opinions and ideas.
In extreme cases, there may be a tendency to ignore obvious conclusions that differ from the initial decision. Guard against a tendency toward intellectual obstinacy and the highly opinionated views that sometimes plague Mercury in Taurus people. Stay Astrologized™.
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